After being a stay-at-home mom and wife for many years, Sherry decided it was time to go back to work.
The most challenging part about going back to work, Sherry said, was stepping out of her comfort zone and into a social environment. As a cashier, she learned to be more outgoing than ever before.
“I feel like I have grown a lot,” Sherry said.
Sherry has worked for Goodwill West Texas for two years and has fallen in love with the environment and the people, including the regular shoppers. Sherry said she loves that some customers come into the store happy to visit with the store employees, even if they don’t find the item they’re looking for.
“The customers who come in say, ‘I come in because this is a happy place. This is my therapy place,’” Sherry said.
Goodwill is Sherry’s happy place, too.
“I love coming to work, because I love doing the work,” Sherry said. “I love being a cashier, and I love putting out clothes. You ought to see me sometimes – I’m dancing in the halls when the music comes on...because I’m happy.”
That happiness can also be attributed the support of her team, which Sherry said is unique compared to other workplaces, from a supportive store manager to understanding co-workers.
“All the people around here are just wonderful,” Sherry said.